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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Out of tragedy, some people create something good
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher's phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were doing from a local news story, and wasn't pleased. The fledgling film came under fire almost overnight as ripples of protest spread through the blogosphere. With calls pouring in before shooting had even begun, the advisers considered halting the project, questioning whether it would be worth the controversy...
What happens when what you know turns out to be wrong?
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian One evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, our two girls, ages six and eight, were discussing the show we were on our way to attend. Called The Illusionists, it featured seven of the world's top magicians. The debate consisted of whether there would be real magic involved, or just tricks. "When they cut the man in half," our younger daughter asked, "how do they keep the blood in?" She was convinced there was true magic. Her older sister, a little wiser, wasn't buying it. "Easy," she said. "R-o-b-o-t." She rolled her eyes at how obvious this...
A conversation with Caryl Stern
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian The six-day-old baby shuddered with convulsions. Her mother, Rosa, had given birth at home and cut her daughter's umbilical cord with what she could find – a sharp piece of metal. When the newborn contracted tetanus, Rosa walked miles to reach a clinic. That's where Caryl Stern encountered the pair. Stern was on a field visit with UNICEF in Sierra Leone and stayed with Rosa, trying to comfort her, until the child died. The image of the baby in pain, hypersensitive to light and sound, stayed with Stern as she got off the plane in New York and headed...
 

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The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at www.facebook.com/antiochrotary.

 

 

 
 

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"In the 2015-16 Rotary year, our theme will be Be a Gift to the World.
Every one of us has something to give — whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedication and our devotion. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world. It is said that we are born with our fists clenched, but we die with our hands open, and that our talents are the gift that God gave us. What we make of our talents is our gift back to God. Equally we come into this world grasping at everything, but when we leave it, we leave all material things behind as well. Through Rotary, we can leave behind something real and lasting. Our time is now. It will never come again. Be a Gift to the World."

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
President, Rotary International, 2015-16
(excerpt from presidential announcement. Full version can be found in downloads)
See the video at https://www.facebook.com/Rotary6440

 

 
 

Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

 

 
 

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Welcome to our Club!

Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Dockers North Restaurant
955 IL Route 59
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60002-1453
United States
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Membership chair
Membership co-chair
Public Relations Chair
Public Relations Co-chair
Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Community Service
International Service
International Service chair assistant
Youth Services Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Exchange Officer Assistant
Short Term Youth Exchange Officer
Dist. 6440 Short-term Youth Exchange chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Co-chair
Website Coordinator
Program/Greeter Chair
Funding Committee Chair
Auction Chair
Rotary Foundation
End Polio Now Coordinator
Club Foundation Chair
Club Service Co-Chair